Saturday, August 22, 2015

Life is Short featuring Art Impressions Spinners

Hello AI Fans!!
Happy weekend! I sure hope you're enjoying the last bit of August before we head into September! I can't believe how quickly this year is going.  So have you tried any of the AI Spinners from Art Impressions yet? They are SO much fun!! Today I'm showing you Frosting Spinner (sku# 4573) and I cut it out quickly and easily using the Frosting Spinner Dies (sku# 4615).
Now one of the challenges of the Spinner stamps is that I really don't want my sentiment showing through to the front of the card and taking the attention away from the adorable spinner. So what I did is cut the standard 4.25" x 5.5" card base.  Then when I layered the inside panel, I cut a piece that was double the width of my normal layered mat, scored it and glued it to the card base so it turned the card into a trifold. I usually leave a 1/16" border , so I cut the yellow piece of cardstock at 5 3/8" x 8 1/4". Then scored it at 4 1/8".  Make sense?
That way, you get the clean look for the spinner, and still get your sentiment on the inside of the card.
A close look at this adorable mouse. :)

Copics used:  C1, C2, C3, C5, YR02, YR04, YR09, Y32, Y35, Y38, E33, B00, B02, B04

Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit and hope you have some time to get crafty this weekend!


Anonymous said...

A fab spinner card Sharon! Love the cute little mousey :-)

Sue from Oregon said...

I know why I always smile when I come to your blog...your bright and happy cards always bring a big smile! This is wonderful Sharon! I hope to be around more now that harvest is over and life is calming down!!!